JDR, Proserv in Nigerian pact

JDR, a subsea cable supplier, has teamed up with with Proserv Instrumentation Nigeria Ltd, expanding its presence in West Africa.

The company said on Wednesday it would set up a service and maintenance base in Proserv’s operations facility in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

The two companies will offer combined subsea solutions and local content support to the West African market. JDR’s offering will include maintenance and offshore installation services, product termination and testing and technical training.

Carl Pilmer, sales director for oil and gas at JDR, comments: “This alliance will enable JDR to increase local content support for projects in Nigeria and the wider region. We’re proud to work alongside Proserv to better service our clients with integrated solutions and develop the local skills needed to execute projects.

“Almost every project in the deepwater basins off West Africa includes a JDR-supplied umbilical and this partnership marks the next step in our strategic plan to offer our customers high quality, reliable products and services on a global scale.”

Olu Phillips, Proserv country manager based in Lagos, said “Nigeria is a key growth market for Proserv and given the very dynamic opportunities in the region, we are delighted to formalise our working relationship with JDR with the signing of this new strategic alliance.

Over the past few years, JDR has supplied intervention, workover control systems (IWOCS) to major offshore developments in W. Africa, including Egina, Kaombo and Moho Nord in Nigeria, Angola and Congo, respectively.